September 29 + 30, 2020
Stuttgart, Germany

f-cell award 2020 – submission period closed

Thank you for your submission!

The Baden-Württemberg Ministry of the Environment, Climate Protection and the Energy Sector and the Stuttgart Region Economic Development Corporation have been supporting the f-cell award since 2001 to acknowledge outstanding developments in one of the most futureproof fields of technology – hydrogen and fuel cells – and to foster further innovations.

In the last weeks we have received numerours promising submissions in the two categories “Research & Development” and “Products & Markets”.

The f-cell award 2020 will be awarded during the f-cell Evening Reception on September 29, 2020 in Stuttgart  by the Minister of the Environment of Baden-Württemberg, Franz Untersteller MdL.

Congratulations to the f-cell award winners 2019! 

Category “Research and Development”: Hahn Schickard Research Institute

They contributed their project “Nanofiber interlayer for PEM water electrolysis: strongly improved efficiency and durability” and received a prize money of 10,000 euros.

Category “Products and Markets”: Alstom

They contributed their project “Alstom iLINT Hydrogen Fuel Cell Hybrid Regional Passenger Train” and received a prize money of 10,000 euros.

Award Winners of Previous Years

Below you can find the winners of previous years.


Winner "Innovative Cooperation Projects and Concept Ideas between Baden-Württemberg and Norway":

Project:CO2-free production and distribution of green hydrogen in a collaborative project
Project partners:Hy2gen AG (Holzgerlingen) and Norsk H2 AS (Suldal, Norway)

Special mention

Project:Segmented Bipolar Plates for Alkaline Water Electrolysis
Project partners:Deutsches Zentrum für Luft und Raumfahrt DLR (Stuttgart), NEL ASA (Oslo), and Helmbold - Messtechnik für Brennstoffzellen (Hofheim)


Winner Category "Research & Development“:

Project:Textile carbon fibre electrodes for microbial fuel cells (TexKoMBZ)
Project partners:Institut für Textiltechnik Augsburg gGmbH und Institute of Applied Microbiology of RWTH Aachen

Category "Products & Market“:

Project:Optimized media for micronAir fuel cell filter type N
Project Partners:Freudenberg Filtration Technologies SE & Co. KG


Category "Products & Market":

Winner:Solaris Bus & Coach S.A.
Runner-up:Proton Motor Fuel Cell GmbH

Category "Research & Development“:

Winner:Forschungszentrum Jülich: Institute of Energy and Climate Research (IEK)
Runner-up:German Aerospace Center: Institute of Engineering Thermodynamics and Hydrogenics Corporation


Category "Products & Market"

Winner:ElringKlinger AG

Category "Research & Development":

Winner:Institut für Mikrosystemtechnik (IMTEK) der Technischen Fakultät der Universität Freiburg


Category "Science":

Winner:Institut für Mikrosystemtechnik der Universität Freiburg

Category "Classic":

Winner:Daimler AG
Runner-up:Bosch Thermotechnik GmbH
Runner-up:Viessmann Werke GmbH & Co. KG


Category "Science":

Winner:Fraunhofer Institut IFAM
Runner-up:Universität Ulm

Category "Classic":

Runner-up:Wenger Engineering GmbH

Category "Start Up":

Winner:eZelleron GmbH


Category "Science"

Winner:CAN GmbH

Category "Classic":

Winner:Ceramic Fuel Cells GmbH

Category "Start Up":

Winner:New enerday GmbH


f-cell award

Gold:Daimler AG
Silver:Robert Bosch GmbH
Bronze:SFC Energy and N2telligence GmbH


f-cell award

Silver:WS Reformer GmbH
Bronze:GM Alternative Propulsion Center Europe


f-cell award

Gold:Daimler AG
Silver:Schunk Kohlenstofftechnik GmbH
Bronze:Uni Freiburg and Micronas GmbH

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